I've now watched Jim Sorgi work as the starting quarterback in three preseason games. Three games in which he has had the opportunity to work with many of the players Peyton Manning teams up with. And the same question keeps going through my mind: is he really the heir apparent to Peyton?

Let's face it, the Colts need to start thinking long and hard about life after Peyton. He has been playing for 11 years and unlike a certain QB in Green Bay... I mean New York, I don't see the master-of-all commercials playing for 17+ years. My bet is that Peyton will another 4 or 4 years and then hang it up for a spot behind the anchor desk at CBS, NBC, ESPN or whoever.

That means the Colts need to start grooming his replacement. And to me Sorgi just doesn't scream out Peyton II. Don't get me wrong he's a decent quarterback. But he just doesn't seem to have the same command presence that Peyton exudes -- of course not many do. I watch Sorgi and the same word always pops into my mind: backup. He can be counted to come in for mop-up duty or even to play a few games if -- heaven forbid -- Peyton goes down with an injury. But carry the team a whole season?

So now that the Colts have had an opportunity to watch Sorgi play with the first team offense for an extended period of time maybe they have the information they need to make a decision on Sorgi's long-term potential. But if it was me, I would be paying real close attention to the college game this season.